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The Tongue

Proverbs 18:21

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences  

The many uses of the Tongue:

  • A lying tongue Pr. 6:17
  • His(God) words are upon my tongue 2 Sam. 23:2
  • The sweet taste of wickedness, melts under their tongue Job 20:12
  • My tongue will speak no lies Job 27:4
  • Keep your tongue from speaking evil Ps. 34:13
  • Your tongue is full of lies Ps. 50:19
  • Let my tongue sing about your word Ps. 119:172
  • O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? Ps. 120:3
  • The smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman Pr. 6:24
  • Those who control their tongue will have a long life Pr. 13:3
  • A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit Pr. 15:4
  • The lying tongue tumbles into trouble Pr. 17:20
  • The tongue can bring death or life Pr. 18:21
  • Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap Pr. 21:6
  • Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble Pr. 21:23
  • A gossiping tongue causes anger! Pr. 25:23
  • A lying tongue hates its victims Pr. 26:28
  • Every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord Phil. 2:11
  • But no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison James 3:8
  • Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor Ps. 52:2
  • But the tongue that deceives will be cut off Pr. 10:31
  • The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing Pr. 15:2
  • My tongue shouts his praises Acts 2:26
  • If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself James 1:26
  • I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me Ps. 39:1
  • For my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet Ps. 45:1
  • Every tongue will declare allegiance to God Rom. 14:11
  • The tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches James 3:5
  • If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies 1 Peter 3:10
  • And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire James 3:6

 

The  consequences: 

  • Those who control their tongue will have a long life Pr. 13:3
  • The lying tongue tumbles into trouble Pr. 17:20
  • A deceitful tongue crushes the spirit Pr. 15:4
  • But the tongue that deceives will be cut off Pr. 10:31
  • The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing Pr. 15:2
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Proverbs 15 – Tongue of the Wise/Mouth of a Fool

Good Morning everyone and Praise the LORD with all your strength.  Today should find us in the 15th chapter of Proverbs.

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Theme:  “The lips of the wise give good advice, but the heart of a fool has none to give.”

As I observed this chapter, I was inspired to focus on verse 2.  It states, “The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.” 

Key Learning: Wise tongue, foolish mouth 

So, in saying that, I would like to use this chapter only to show you what I found regarding the tongue of the wise and the mouth of a fool, during my study time.

Lesson #1: Tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing by

  • Using a gentle answer (v.1)
  • Making knowledge appealing (v.2)
  • Using gentle words that are a tree of life (v.4)
  • Giving good advice (v.7)
  • Having a happy heart (v.15)
  • Being cool-tempered (v.18)
  • Giving a fitting reply (v.23)
  • Saying the right thing at the right time (v.23)
  • Using pure words (v.26)
  • Thinking carefully before speaking (v.28)

Lesson #2: Mouth of a fool belches out foolishness by

  • Using harsh words which makes tempers flare (v.1)
  • Belching out foolishness (v.2)
  • Using a deceitful tongue (v.4)
  • Having a heart of a fool that has no good advice to give (v.7)
  • Being despondent (v.15)
  • Being hot-tempered (v.18)
  • Feeding on trash (v.14)
  • Having no sense (v.21)
  • Being proud (v.25)
  • Having evil plans (v.26)
  • Being greedy 28
  • Having a mouth that overflows with evil words (v.28)
  • Rejecting discipline (v.32)

Lesson #3: Nuggets of Gold:   

  • The LORD is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good (v.3)
  • Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise (v.5)
  • There is treasure in the house of the godly, but the earnings  of the wicked bring trouble (v.6)
  • The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright (v.8)
  • The LORD detest the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness (v.9)
  • Whoever abandons the right path will be severely disciplined; whoever hates correction will die! (v.10)
  • Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD.  How much more does he know the human heart! (v.11)
  • Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise (v.12)
  • A glad heart makes a happy face, a broken heart crushes the spirit (v.13)
  • A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash (v.14)
  • Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil (v.16)
  • A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them (v.18)
  • A lazy person’s way is blocked with briers, but the path of the upright is an open highway (v.19)
  • Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother (v.20)
  • Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path (v.21)
  • Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success (v.22)
  • Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time! (v.23)
  • The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows (v.25)
  • The LORD detests evil plans, but he delights in pure words (v.26)
  • The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind (v.24)
  • The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous (v.29)
  • If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise (v.31)
  • If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding (v.32)
  • Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor (v.33)

Review:

  1. The LORD is watching, which do you use, the tongue of the wise or the mouth of the fool?
  2. Do you despise your parent’s discipline or do you learn from correction?
  3. Are you a mocker or sensible child who brings joy to your father?
  4. Do you find yourself stopping fights or starting them?
  5. Do you find joy in foolishness rather than staying on the right path?
  6. Do you have advisers who can help you to bring your plans to an successful end?
  7. Does the LORD detests your plans or does he delight in them?
  8. Do you take action on constructive criticism, or do you ignore it?
  9. Are you aware that the LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous?
  10. Did you know if you want to grow in understanding that you need to listen to correction?

If you are saved and call Jesus Lord then you need to check your tongue in, it can be a deadly weapon if used improperly.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It’s Prayer time! 

Let’s use our tongues in a wholesome way, by bringing praise to our God, open your mouths and give Him praise today! 

 

 

The Choice is yours!